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The 5 best universities in Germany for 2020

Where in Germany is good to study this year? Source: Ac Almelor/ Unsplash

Revealed in the QS World University Rankings for 2020, these five universities in Germany have been recognised for their academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio and international student ratio.

The 4th-top dream location among prospective students in the International Higher Education Report by educations.com, Germany is also growing in favour of international learners.

So, by pairing your ideal study destination with a top-ranked university in Germany, you’ll be getting two career-building bonuses for the price of one!

5. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Currently home to 25,892 students and based in the city of Karlsruhe, KIT is primarily involved in STEM areas.

A supportive university for young scientists, KIT is known for its use of innovative concepts for the development of scientific and personal qualities, an excellent environment of university research and excellent national and international networking.

4. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

In fourth place is Humboldt, founded in Berlin in 1810, Wilhelm von Humboldt once gave it the title of “Mother of all modern universities”.

With famous alumni such as Marxism founders Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, as well as novelist Alfred Döblin, and composer Felix Mendelssohn, it’s a platform for the next-best talent and a haven for aspiring philosophers and creatives!

3. Heidelberg University

Germany’s oldest university and one of Europe’s most research-intensive institutions, Heidelberg ranks third place in the 2020 rankings.

Stating that, “no two students take the same path at Heidelberg”, there is always something new happening at the university that inspires the student body and surpasses faculty expectations.

2. LMU Munich 

Labelled as the university that’s in the heart of Munich, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) fosters a intense interdisciplinary approach that pushes students to safeguard their global future.

Creative thinking and research are central to LMU’s academic programmes and its renowned Medical Centre is next to the Charité in Berlin, the most prestigious and largest institution of this kind in Germany!

1. The Technical University of Munich (TUM)

The highest-ranked university in Germany in the QS World University Rankings for 2020, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has overtaken competition with its progressive stance on higher education.

Otherwise known as ‘the entrepreneurial university’, TUM has merged the talents of 40,124 students (24 percent are international) and introduces them to 170+ degree programmes that include a selection of English-taught courses.

Students are immersed in innovation here and are known to create powerful projects that race their ambitions forward, leaving a lasting imprint throughout the fourth industrial revolution.

*For the full rankings, click here.

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